What kind of game is this?

Starcom:Nexus is a top-down open-world action RPG set in space. In it, you control a starship exploring an unknown and dangerous region of space. The major gameplay components are:

  • Exploring star systems and planets
  • Battling hostile enemies in fast-paced real time combat
  • Expanding your ship through a modular design system
  • Improving your capabilities via a large research tree
  • Discovering the game’s story

When will the game be available?

The game is now in Early Access on Steam:

What’s the current state of the game?

The game is fully playable with content being added regularly. As of the time of writing this update (12/14/18) the game’s features were:

  • Ship building
  • 100+ research technologies
  • 40+ star systems
  • 6 alien races with different dispositions and abilities
  • Lots of secrets, easter eggs and side quests

What platforms will it be available on?

Initially as a desktop game for Windows, then hopefully Mac and Linux soon after.

Will it be playable with controllers?

Yes, although full controller support may not be available at release.

I remember having fun playing the Flash game Starcom. What’s the connection?

Starcom (the Flash game) was one of the first games I made. While short, it turned out to be quite popular, with over 2 million plays worldwide. Starcom: Nexus is not exactly a sequel, but will feature some of the same elements and have familiar combat mechanics. It will also be a much deeper game with more RPG elements, exploration and story.

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